Rural life both past and present has never been depicted with such perfectly matched pictures and words. Drawing on the vast wealth of material, from fiction, poetry and fact, Dick King-Smith, best known as the author of The Sheep Pig, has chosen a timeless, classic collection featuring works from Joan Aiken, Ted Hughes, Thomas Hardy, Kenneth Grahame, Laurie Lee and many more. Illustrations of breathtaking beauty and depth from Christian Birmingham combine to produce an exceptional quality anthology.
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Drawing on a vast wealth of material, Dick King-Smith has assembled a timeless collection of writings on country life. From his own best-seller, The Sheep-Pig, King-Smith has chosen a passage in which Babe, everyone's favorite pig, saves a flock of sheep from rustlers, while other beloved animal characters can be found in passages from Charlotte's Web, Black Beauty, and Watership Down. Poignant moments from The Country Child by Alison Uttley and Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure provide contrasting views of the pleasures and hardships of a country childhood, while Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie and Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows offer an unashamedly romantic view of rural life. With illustrations of breathtaking beauty by Christian Birmingham, this is a collection that all the family will treasure.
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Book Description Harper UK, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0001981617